Associate Dean, School of Nursing in Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences at Mary Baldwin University

Position Description

Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences at Mary Baldwin University invites applications for Associate Dean for the School of Nursing beginning in June 2024.

The Associate Dean of Nursing is a 12-month full-time administrative position that reports directly to the Vice President and Dean for the Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences. The Associate Dean is an active member in the decision-making processes in the College and the School of Nursing. They are responsible for planning, directing, evaluating, and developing undergraduate, graduate, certificate, and continuing education programs within the School of Nursing. The Associate Dean of Nursing will collaborate with other schools within the College in response to evolving issues and provide leadership in developing and achieving school and college-wide strategic initiatives. 

Consistent with the mission and values of the institution, this position requires a commitment to a culture that promotes of equity and inclusion. Therefore, applicants are expected to emphasize equity and inclusion in their interactions with students, staff, faculty, and community at large.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

In collaboration with Murphy Deming and Mary Baldwin administration, faculty, staff, the Associate Dean for the School of Nursing will provide:

Faculty Leadership

Administrative Leadership

Accreditation/Policy Leadership

Mission, Vision, and Values Leadership

Advancement Leadership

Required Qualifications




Preferred Qualifications




About Mary Baldwin University

Founded in 1842, Mary Baldwin University has a proud legacy of innovating to best serve our students as the world changes.
MBU is a small, coeducational university offering a range of degrees from bachelor to doctoral. We serve a diverse student population on our historic Staunton campus in the heart of downtown Staunton, Virginia, Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences in nearby Fishersville, and online.
MBU offers unique opportunities for our students to become leaders in the classroom, community, workplace, and in their own lives.

About Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences

Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences (MDCHS) was opened in 2014, with the intention of addressing health care workforce needs and the complex health issues of the region. The college accomplishes this through clinically focused professional programs in Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Physician Assistants programs that concentrate on addressing regional health care needs. We believe that community health issues are best solved by professionals who value interprofessional collaboration and thrive in a culture that embraces inclusivity and equitable access to health care. Our vision is to be recognized as the primary regional partner to develop community-oriented interventions for the education of and provision of services to the public, thereby improving health and life outcomes.

Application Process

Mary Baldwin University is committed to promoting a culture of equity and inclusion among students, staff, and faculty. The university does not discriminate on the basis sex, gender, nor does the university discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, color, age, disability, religion, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities and benefits.

All correspondence relating to the position of Associate Dean for the School of Nursing should be directed to:

Barrie Holt
Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences
100 Baldwin Blvd., Fishersville VA 22939

A completed application should include the following:

  1. Cover Letter outlining your interest and qualifications for the position including a statement that reflects your commitment towards supporting a culture of Equity and Inclusion Excellence.
  2. Updated CV; and
  3. Three (3) professional references with contact information, title, institutional affiliation, email address and direct phone numbers. (No references will be contacted without written permission from the candidate.)

The search will remain open until the position is filled.